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Real Estate

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Sell Sell Sell

In early June, real estate broker Tom McCormick rang up the listing agent for a three-bedroom, one-bath colonial-style home in Wauwatosa. The owner of Exi...
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Shovel Ready?

As winter finally gave way to spring and the region’s homebuilders embarked on plans to break new ground, Kristine Hillmer, executive director for the Met...
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The Hangover

Illustration by Leslie Herman Last June, Shorewest Realtor Kate Fritsch had what looked like a brisk sale lined up: $153,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bat...
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No Place Like Home

Pointing to your 60-inch Wolf Appliance cooking range and proclaiming it was manufactured in humble Dane County, Wis., has a certain cache. Many high-ticket ite...
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Trading Post

Illustration by Neil Webb/Getty Images Candy Slane can’t resist the bargains she digs up on Craigslist – wood for her family’s fireplace...
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Pro Tips

Illustration by Marisa Seguin. By Steven Pease Their parents wanted to live where they could see the stars. They want to live where they can walk to bars....
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Off the Grid

Illustration by Marisa Seguin Stewart Dempsey’s friends thought he’d fallen into a money pit when, in 1988, he bought a 4,000-square-foot 1...
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Down the Tubes

The sad remains of 2309 N. 46th St. Photo by Kris Wiktor In the first year that 2309 N. 46th St. was vacant, it was noisy. Break-ins stripped the house...
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Mall Madness

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris Heather Ellis is the envy of her friends. She lives at a mall, Bayshore Town Center, the complex cityscape built on and around th...
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Rainy Day Funds

This article originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.  * Last July, heavy rains pummeled southeastern Wisconsin, turning st...